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    XPM™, BIXOLON Printer Management Solution for Multiple Sites

    April 27, 2022

    Printing is an essential business activity throughout numerous industries. From receipting in Retail and Hospitality, to clear and concise shipping labels for Transport and Logistics; or prescription labelling, patient identification wristbanding and medical sampling in Healthcare. For multi-national companies, managing countless printing jobs often require a huge amount of manpower. For example simply checking the real-time status of every printer is near impossible due to time differences, staff absences, location opening times etc. The best solution to save time and money is to monitor and control printer issues on an ongoing basis. BIXOLON’s XPM™ is the perfect solution, this piece web-based printer management software can manage installed printers across multiple locations due to its flexibility and easy-to-use functionality. Explore the XPM™ solutions. 1. Real-time Control The solution gathers real-time printer data regardless of printer type, model, firmware, or connectivity options. IT managers can quickly discover printer problems, configure and update the printer without disturbance. 2. Simple MaintenanceVisually displaying key printer property information such as media and battery life can be used to proactively identify and supply updates before they go offline. With XPM™, businesses can enjoy greater efficiency, improved productivity and customer satisfaction by performing predictive printer management and maintenance.

    April 27, 2022

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    Click and Collect – closing the gap between instore and online fulfilment

    April 12, 2022

    In the past 10 years, the gap between instore and online purchasing is beginning to close. Accelerated by the 2020 global pandemic, the rise in popularity of click and collect has enabled retailers to combine their current instore and online offerings. Providing convenience to both the customer and the retailer, click and collect has enabled businesses to turn their stores into fulfilment centre hubs – drawing inventory from shelves to fulfil online orders. These stores are also now being used as return centres which in turn centralises the control of a business’s inventory distribution. Technology within the fulfilment process has become integral to the smooth running of the collection and return process. The need for clear, concise labelling of key information such as order numbers and customer details through QR codes, barcodes, text and logos is essential for outgoing items which are picked and packed from both the shop floor and storeroom. While customer returns also require labelling so an item can be put back on sale or returned to the central hub if required. Desktop label printers placed at certain key checkpoints either at the front or back of house, supplemented with mobile labelling solutions enable convenient printing as part of a larger POS system which might include PCs, tablets, scanners and weighing scales. Label printers for effective fulfilmentBIXOLON supports a range of industrial, desktop and mobile label printing solutions which can be tailored to a retailers chosen fulfilment requirements. Options include the XQ-840 Android tablet mounted 4-inch desktop label printer which allows staff to print internal labels and read barcodes through the scanner connected to the printer. The XT5-40 industrial label printer which allows high volume, precision labelling with RFID printing capabilities. The XD5-40 quality desktop labelling solution offers direct thermal, thermal transfer or RFID label printing options. Alternatively the XL5-40 dedicated linerless label printer which offers on demand labelling for a range of adhesive strengths. Or the XM7 mobile label printer series which offers 2-inch or 4-inch printing options for high volume labelling on the go. For more information on BIXOLON’s diverse fulfilment labelling range visit www.Bixolon.com or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 12, 2022

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    Mobile RFID Labelling for Warehouse Management

    March 15, 2022

    Warehouses of all sizes continue to adopt radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to dramatically streamline their data capture. RFID labelling offers several advantages for warehouse management over standard barcodes including inventory control and a reduction in errors. Desktop RFID printers may limit the benefits of RFID labelling. Due to the printer being fixed or stationary, it requires warehouse staff to spend a considerable amount of time travelling to-and-from a centralized print station within a warehouse to print the necessary RFID label(s). Conveniently and efficiently print labels at the point of application with mobile RFID printers. Advantages of Mobile RFID TechnologyAddress the pain points fixed or stationary RFID printers may cause for your warehouse operations by adding mobile RFID printers. Mobile solutions further improve warehouse workflows by eliminating the wasteful walk between the items needing a label and the printing workstation. Save time and reduce the errors with less potential distractions that may arise during the walks to print labels. Additionally, recognize the labor cost savings and productivity gains ultimately resulting in a rapid ROI. With a mobile RFID printer, improve a variety of warehouse operations including: Receiving DockApply labels on incoming materials immediately as they are unloadedPrepare items faster for scanning and other automated processing systems Quality AssuranceTag items with a tracking label for indicating required testsIdentify samples with test result (pass, rework or reject) labels Cross DockingGenerate a shipping label with required cross-dock informationProcess fast-moving items accurately without delays PutawayEasily track of the batch of items between receiving and having them placed in assigned locationsLess delay in process keeps the warehouse organized against a higher chance of damage to the itemsReduce the risk of misplacing or losing items Picking Instantly generate labels on picked items to expedite the sorting of itemsEnable operators to pick multiple orders simultaneously—reducing empty travel time PackingApply labels at the point of assembly or packaging on demand Correctly identify the parts that are hard to identify and likely to be mistaken for on another BIXOLON’s Mobile RFID PrinterBIXOLON's RFID printers provide fast and reliable performance when printing and encoding RFID labels. The newly released XM7-40R mobile printer is an ideal solution for warehouse management. 4-inch Label printing at 203 dpi resolutionFast print speed of 5 ips (127 mm/sec)UHF printing and encoding capabilities: RFID inlay (minimum pitch of 0.6 inches / 16 mm): reduce media waste, decrease media replacement cycleA large colour display for easy set-up Smart battery providing visibility over status and life cycle (6800 mAh)Simultaneously connects both Bluetooth 5.0 and Dual-band WLAN (2.4GHz and 5GHz)SoftAP: Simple Wi-Fi set up to a mobile device1.8m (6ft.) drop-resistant rugged designA selection of carrying and charging accessoriesBIXOLON Profile Manager XPM™, XCM™ For more information on BIXOLON’s mobile RFID labelling solutions, please contact the BIXOLON team to discuss your printing requirements.

    March 15, 2022

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    5 Reasons to Go Linerless

    February 15, 2022

    For businesses which need to label products, whether it be in Retail, Hospitality, Manufacturing or Logistics, many are looking for alternative label printing methods to suit their developing needs. While traditional linered and linerless labelling offer a range of differing advantages, BIXOLON highlights the top five reasons why linerless labelling is the best media option for sustainable printing. 1. Environmental benefitsTraditional label rolls come with a siliconized backing liner which typically can’t be recycled, so end up in landfill making the overall cost of disposing a liner quite high.Linerless labels do not require backing liner so the waste from this type of labelling is minimised, which equates to less materials needing to be used to produce the media. 2. Eliminating safety hazardsIn busy environments which use high volume labelling, label backing liners can build-up on workplace floors and create a safety hazard if not disposed of properly. Linerless labels which come without the backing paper eliminate the safety hazard of liner disposal, making it a safe option within the workplace. 3. More labels per rollLinerless labels offer up to 40% more labels per roll. Choosing linerless media will not only reduce the shipping and storage costs, but also reduce the number of roll changes required between print runs. 4. No fixed label sizeUnlike traditional labels which have a fixed label length, linerless label rolls allow for labels of multiple sizes to be printed one after the other, to produce the optimum size label for each job. Variable size labels also save on materials as they produce less wastage per label. 5. Increased manufacturing efficiencyAs linerless label rolls have more labels per roll compared to traditional linered media, printed labels can be applied to packaging quicker and more densely packed linerless media rolls need to be changed less frequently. Combined with the ability to print labels of various sizes, linerless label printing allow the succession of different content to be printed more quickly, without having to switch to different label media. This in turn equates to less time being spent changing rolls, which maximises manufacturing efficiency and productivity.BIXOLON supports a range of printing solutions for linerless media. SRP-S300- 3-inch (80mm) direct thermal liner-free label and receipt printer- Print speeds of up to 170mm/sec (liner-free labelling), 300mm/sec for receipts- Handling large media roll diameter of up to 103 mm (SRP-S300) and 120 mm (SRP-S320) XL5-40- World’s first dedicated 4-inch (114mm) Desktop Direct Thermal Linerless Label printer- Fast linerless printing speed up to 6ips (152mm/sec)- Compatible with market leading programming languages including SLCS™, BPL-Z™ and BPL-E™ BIXOLON Mobiles- 2-inch (56mm), 3-inch (80mm) and 4-inch (112mm) liner and linerless label printers- Serial, USB, WLAN, and Bluetooth connectivity options- Supporting all major operating systems To find out more about BIXOLON’s growing portfolio of linerless label printers which can fit any budget or application visit BIXOLON’s linerless labelling pages or contact your local sales representative.

    February 15, 2022

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    BIXOLON XI - Label Printing Support for Standalone Solutions

    January 14, 2022

    BIXOLON has developed XI, BIXOLON Interpreter, which is ideal for building standalone label printing solutions which can be used remotely without an accompanying PC. BIXOLON XI is a standalone BASIC* programming interpreter that enables users to create a BAS application which directly sends printing data to a pre-allocated BIXOLON label printer from peripherals such as a barcode scanner, electronic scale or keyboard. With XI, users are able to independently select and print different preloaded label design formats without additional computing hardware. *BASIC is a powerful computer programming language that can be used to create programs for today’s computers and peripherals. Key features Create a label printing station without a PC (reducing hardware costs and maintaining space efficiency)Connect the various peripherals directly to the printer, such as electronic scales, barcode scanners or keyboardsInterpret and manipulate label data streamsShare BAS files to multiple printers (a highly universal data format) Several BAS files can be stored per device depending on the printer’s memory capacity Support CSV for data loading or storage on the printer Ability to control the XI status (Stop / Running) on the printer’s LCD displayThe software is free of charge during the limited promotion period How does XI software work with additional Peripherals Simply plug in peripherals into the printer with preloaded BAS filed printer to streamline user operations Compatible BIXOLON Label Printers XT5-40 Series, 4-inch Industrial Label Printer Highly powerful, optimum performance 4-inch (114mm) Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer Industrial RFID label printer with UHF print and encode capabilitiesPrinting speed up to 14 ips (356 mm/sec) with 203, 300 or 600 dpi resolutionEnables easy integration with multiple connectivity options and compatibility with market-leading programming languages XD5-40 Series, 4-inch Desktop Label Printer Providing robust, reliable performance with Direct Thermal (XD5-40d), Thermal Transfer (XD5-40t) and UHF RFID (XD5-40tR) printing Producing impressive print speeds and resolution for multiple media handling for labels of variable widthsField installable features including peeler, auto cutter and external paper supply allow easy upgrades to improve efficiency XD3-40 Series, 4-inch Desktop Label Printer Offering reliable performance with Direct Thermal (XD3-40d) and Thermal Transfer (XD3-40t) printingProducing impressive print speeds and resolution for multiple media handling for labels of variable widthsOffering optional peeler and external paper supply to improve efficiency XL5-40, 4-inch Direct Thermal Desktop Linerless Label Printer Fast linerless printing speed up to 6ips (152mm/sec)Dual-mode Bluetooth (V4.2 Classic and LE) or Dual-band WLAN (5GHz and 2.4 GHz) connectivityPresent with a full-width Auto Cutter, Media Support and Taken Sensor (label present sensor)Optional LED or LCD displays For more information, visit www.bixolon.com or speak to your local sales representative.

    January 14, 2022

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    Increase SOHO Business Productivity with BIXOLON Label Printers

    December 7, 2021

    The acronym SOHO refers to a small office home office business. SOHO businesses are typically considered to only have one to ten employees and are based in small office spaces or homes. The term SOHO has helped to differentiate traditional work environments such as offices and stores from operations run out of people’s homes. The SOHO approach to business provides owners and entrepreneurs a variety of benefits however, it’s crucial not to sacrifice the quality of your printer because the office setting may be at home. As the pandemic continues, the demand for e-commerce shopping is not anticipated to go away. Consumers still desire online shopping experiences to avoid contact and with that it has created the demand for thermal label printers to keep up with the amount of goods transported. A thermal label printer can help with faster and easier shipping labelling for e-commerce fulfillment. Each shipment needs its own label with accurate information so switching from handwriting or manually copy/pasting information will save you valuable time to focus on other business activities. Similarly, data accuracy will improve as manual processes prone to human errors can be replaced with the ease of providing correct information to your customers. Recommended Label Printers for SOHO Businesses XD5-40 Label Printer SeriesThe XD5 series printers are available in either Direct Thermal (XD5-40d) or Thermal Transfer (XD5-40t) models. Simple out-of-box setup is ensured thanks to the easy media loading of its compact clamshell design with adjustable sensors and real-time calibration across a range of receipt, labels, tag, or wristband media. Fast processing and print speeds of up to 7 ips. The printers can connect to a variety of wired or wireless interfaces. The long-lasting print head, auto cutter and platen rollers with tool-less removable design minimize operation and maintenance costs. SLP-DL410 Label PrinterThe SLP-DL410 offers performance features at an economical price making it an ideal solution for your Direct Thermal label and tag printing needs. The space-saving design of the printer allows for easy housing or mounting. SLP-DL410 printers support a wide range of media types such as fan-fold or large labelling. Fast data processing and a printing speed up to 5 ips. It is the world’s first desktop label printer with built-in Bluetooth and MFi iAP2 certification and is compatible with smart mobile devices. To find out more about BIXOLON’s labelling solutions, visit our website or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    December 7, 2021

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    The Importance of Zero Waste Store Weigh Labelling Solutions

    October 26, 2021

    “The world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually with at least 33% of that not managed in an environmentally safe manner. Global waste is expected to grow to 3.40 billion tonnes by 2050, more than double the population growth over the same period” – The World Bank. As the world is being forced to review the sustainability and the environmental impact of its current actions, global warming is becoming a hot topic for conversation with new policies and strategies evolving into our everyday lives. World leaders and individuals alike are looking for ways to reduce global and personal waste to live more sustainably. With country and personal initiatives now filtering down to local shopping malls and high streets there has been a visible growth in consumer popularity for zero waste stores. What is a Zero Waste Store?The concept of zero-waste stores first originated in Europe, but is quickly becoming a global trend with major supermarket chains trialling sustainable packaging and self-service produce. As the world is becoming more socially aware of the sustainability and the requirement to reduce waste, many are turning to alternative lifestyles changing the ways they shop. Typically a zero waste stores sells items without plastic packaging, offering a range of goods from dried food such as grains, nuts and pulses, to fresh produce, coffee and chocolate plus, laundry products, homewares and cosmetics. Many shops also have an exclusive range of fresh organic and ethically locally sourced items which can only be found in season. The importance of shop technologyCharacteristically zero-waste stores are small holdings offering a limited range of goods. Customers are encouraged to self-serve measuring the goods they want to take home by filling reusable containers or paper bags. Making it paramount for an efficient POS system with a weighing scale and a labelling system for the smooth running of the business. There are many labelling options on the market to choose from, from traditional labelling using pre-cut, liner backed labels to new liner-free, linerless labelling solutions. As an environmentally-friendly labelling alternative, linerless labelling is a simple way to enhance work processes and reduce costs. The media’s technology significantly reduces paper thickness by removing the liner which adds up to 40% more paper length per roll. This variable length solution is capable to printing multiple length labels on a roll which requires less roll changes which in turn reduces emissions and the volume of carbon waste. Linerless labelling also comes with a range of adhesive strengths from semi-to permanent depending on the activity required. BIXOLON offers a range of linerless labelling printing solutions to which can be easily integrated into new and existing POS setups. Offering a range solutions at competitive price points, BIXOLON’s linerless range are ideal for any retail environment. Meeting BIXOLON’s Linerless Printing Line-up SRP-S300/S320 – High performance, economical 3-inch (80mm) thermal linerless label and receipt printer series Supports both Linerless Label and Receipt printingIP21 water and dust resistance ratingSupporting various paper widths – SRP-S300: 40 / 58 / 62 / 80 / 83 mmSRP-S320: 40 / 58 / 62 / 80 mm Handling large media roll diameter of up to 103 mm (SRP-S300) and 120 mm (SRP-S320)SRP-S300Hi / S320Hi : Connects various USB peripherals, web & cloud based printing XL5-40 – 4-inch (114mm) Direct Thermal desktop exclusive permanent adhesive linerless label printers Fast linerless printing speed up to 6ips (152mm/sec)Dual-mode Bluetooth (V4.2 Classic and LE) or Dual-band WLAN (5GHz and 2.4 GHz) connectivityPresent with a full-width Auto Cutter, Media Support and Taken Sensor (label present sensor)Optional LED or LCD displays Mobile Linerless Labelling Solutions – an award winning range of 2-inch (58mm), 3-inch (80mm) and 4-inch (112mm) mobile printing solutions Receipt, Linerless and liner printing modelsSupporting connectivity with all major operating systems including iOS, Android and WindowsIP54 waterproof and dust proof ratingAccompanied by a range of accessories BIXOLON linerless printing solutions are complimented by its B-Linerless™ label supplies, available in two different adhesive strengths including B-linerless™ Permanent and B-linerless™ Restick. To find out more about BIXOLON’s linerless labelling solutions or to speak through your POS system requirements, visit our website or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    October 26, 2021

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    RFID Labelling for Libraries

    August 24, 2021

    Used in libraries for decades, electromagnetic (EM) technology and radio frequency (RF) have provided libraries theft detection. As the library industry evolves to meet user trends and a post pandemic world, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provides libraries with an innovative solution for improving traditional library practices and processes. Why use RFID labels in libraries? RFID solutions can prevent human error and increase efficiency. RFID labels are applied to library materials and programmed with identification and security information. Compared to a barcode, the labels can be read remotely (such as a circulation desk or staff station) to identify items or to detect the status on materials. With the use of RFID readers, library staff can read multiple items at the same time, whether it’s through a cover or at staff stations speeding up the amount of time to find, process, and inventory items throughout the library. Ultimately increasing the productivity of staff, RFID labels improve several of the day-to-day functions in libraries including: · Identification Identification of book details; stack number, accession number, book number, author information, etc. · Check-in Desk Management of borrowing and returning · Check-in Kiosk Fast scanning the books information · Book Drop Station Return books any time 24 x 7 · Shelf Management Stock Verification: Easy and quick verify the more the 100,000 books per day Searching a book: Location of books to facilitate the search and placement · Security Gate Prevention and detection for the unauthorized removal of library assets BIXOLON’s RFID Printers BIXOLON's RFID printers provide fast and reliable performance when ​printing and ​encoding RFID labels. Ideal for environments such as libraries, BIXOLON’s XT5-40NR and XD5-40tR support UHF RFID printing and encoding capabilities. The built-in LCD with user-friendly functions enhances visibility and tracking performance. By closely spacing RFID inlay (minimum pitch of 0.6 inches / 16mm) it reduces media waste and decreases the media replacement cycle. XT5-40NR · 4-inch Industrial Label printer · 203, 300, 600 dpi resolution options · 4.3-inch full-color touch LCD · Printing speed up to 14 ips (356mm/sec) · Multiple interface (Bluetooth, WLAN, Parallel, USB, Ethernet (industry’s fater 1Gbit/sec supports) · Auto-cutter, peeler, rewinder, rewinder + peeler XD5-40tR · 4-inch Desktop Label printer · Bult-in LCD · Printing speed up to 6 ips (152mm/sec) · Various interface (USB, USB Host, Serial, Ethernet, Bluetooth, WLAN) · Auto-cutter, peeler BIXOLON’s comprehensive RFID label printers address the needs of libraries as well as the challenges faced by library staff. Contact the BIXOLON team for more information or to discuss your printing requirements.

    August 24, 2021

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    BIXOLON Auto-ID Overview

    July 20, 2021

    Enhancing Data Capture with BIXOLON Auto-ID Labelling Solutions Automated Identification (or more commonly known as Auto-ID) is the expression used to describe automatic data capture using a number of different techniques. The capture of data is done through a number of technology methods which are automatically logged onto a computer system without human involvement. Barcodes, QR codes and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) are the most commonly used as a means of encoding and storing information which can be scanned and logged. These approaches have become essential in many work processes from warehouse inventory management, logistics tracking to healthcare patient support. Printed labels are the easiest way to quickly produce high quality encoding content. Direct thermal and thermal transfer are the most common printing methods with additional RFID coding technology quickly becoming the norm. With a library of media options available from traditional silicon linered labels to more eco-friendly linerless media labelling options, businesses now have the option to personalise their complete AUTO-ID printing and data capture process. BIXOLON offers a comprehensive range of award winning AUTO-ID labelling printing to suit any environment, from industrial labelling to desktop label and mobile label printers. Supporting direct thermal, thermal transfer and UHF RFID print-encoding onto traditional label and linerless media. Key ProductsXT5-40 Series – Premium Performance Industrial Label Printer• Highly powerful, optimum performance 4-inch (114mm) Thermal Transfer Industrial RFID label printer with UHF print and encode capabilities• Printing speed up to 14 ips (356 mm/sec) with 203, 300 or 600 dpi resolution• Enables easy integration with multiple connectivity options and compatibility with market-leading programming languages XD5-40 Series - Mid-level Desktop Barcode and Label Printer• Providing robust, reliable performance with Direct Thermal(XD5-40d) and Thermal Transfer(XD5-40t) and UHF RFID (XD5-40tR) printing • Producing impressive print speeds and resolution for multiple media handling for labels of variable widths• Field installable features including peeler, auto cutter and external paper supply allow easy upgrades to improve efficiency XD3-40 Series – Reliable Desktop Barcode and Label Printer• Highly reliable, Direct Thermal (XD3-40d) and Thermal Transfer (XD3-40t) label printer• Featuring a compact design, key industry features and competitive pricing• Supporting quick data processing and print speeds up to 5 ips (127mm/sec) at 203 dpi to produce high quality text, graphics and barcodes to labelling media XM7-40 – Premium, ergonomic 4-inch (112mm) mobile labelling solution• Label printing on a range of linered and linerless and label medias• Smart battery providing visibility over status and life cycle• Powerful printing performance of speeds up to 5ips at 203dpi print resolution SPP-L3000 – Rugged 3-inch (80mm) mobile labelling solution• Highly reliable label printing solution for linered and linerless media• Compact, light-weight handheld mobile label printing solution with IP54 rating and 2.1m drop rate• Compatibility with all major operating systems for easy integration into a range of applications For more information on BIXOLON’s complete desktop or mobile AUTO-ID printing range, visit our website or contact the team to discuss your printing requirements.

    July 20, 2021

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    The Importance of Shipping Labels for an Efficient Postal Network

    July 6, 2021

    It is estimated that the global parcel industry was valued at $500 billion in 2020, up from just $450 billion in 2018* with an estimated 284.4 billion letters being sent globally in 2019**. Identified as a key global industry, maintaining efficiency within the worldwide postal network is crucial to ensure the free-flow of letters and parcel deliveries. With many touchpoints throughout the delivery process, it is vital for correct shipping labelling to enable letters and parcels reach their final destinations. Clear and concise shipping labelling serves as key information for both logistics service providers and customs staff. Providing information on the sender and recipient, content descriptions, weights and quantities, alongside relevant tracking information normally in the form of barcodes or even RFID tagging to enable the easy tracing of the letters and parcels throughout their journeys. The importance of good quality labelling materialsIn recent times thermal label printing has become the norm for effective label creation. Achieved by a thermal printer heating up a special chemical coating on the thermal paper backed with adhesive, it enables the efficient creation of clear, concise creation of text, graphics, barcodes and QR labels which can be attached directly to a parcel or letter. Traditionally thermal labels are pre-cut and set onto a roll of backing paper. Due to the pre-determined size this can sometimes be quite limiting, so items being sent can often have multiple affixed labels which require additional printing time and can lead to confusion.BIXOLON has recently launched a new patented, high quality labelling solution allowing printed labels media of variable lengths which works in conjunction with a selection of BIXOLON printers with built-in firmware to cut labels on the label’s black mark. B-POST Label™A one-stop solution which generates a range of label lengths for a variety of applications from invoicing to shipping labels, electronic stamps for post office counter automation and franking machines. Using high quality thermal labelling material, B-POST Label™ guarantees high quality, consistent labelling supported by BIXOLON’s industry recognised reliable printing hardware. Compatible BIXOLON PrintersSLP-DX420 – Mid-Range 4-inch (118mm) Direct Thermal Desktop Label PrinterFast Data Processing and Printing Speed up to 7 ips (178 mm/sec)203dpi print resolution of text, graphics and barcodesConnectivity options - USB, Serial, Ethernet, WLAN & Bluetooth XD5-40d – Mid-Range, Feature Rich 4-inch (118mm) Direct Thermal Desktop Label PrinterFast processing and print speeds of up to 7 ips (178mm/sec)Available as XD5-40d (203dpi) and XD5-43d (300dpi) resolutionExtended memory space up to 256MB SDRAM, 256MB FlashConnectivity options - USB, Serial, Ethernet, WLAN & Bluetooth Compact clamshell design with intuitive menu buttons and optional LCD Display For more information of B-POST Label™ and BIXOLON’s compatible printers, contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. *cited from Apex Insight - Global Parcel Delivery Market Insight Report 2021**cited from statista.com

    July 6, 2021

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    Labelling Solutions for eCommerce Fulfillment

    June 8, 2021

    Over the years, ecommerce has evolved to meet customer’s needs. This past year proved to be no different. The pandemic changed lifestyles and forced a shift in consumer spending habits. Businesses worldwide were forced to invest more in their existing ecommerce channels or enter online for the first time. Demand for ecommerce options such as buy online, pick up in-store or curbside pick up, are not anticipated to go away. Global online sales are expected to total $4.9 trillion in 2021 and are anticipated to grow over the next few years totaling $6.4 trillion by 2024 according to eMarketer*. As we look to a post pandemic world, now more than ever, merchants focused on their online operations to accommodate shifting shopping behaviors have the potential to set themselves apart from the competition and exceed consumer expectations. Meet Customers’ ExpectationsShopping online has amplified consumers expectations of convenience and immediacy. Around the world, businesses are prioritizing fulfillment to fight rising costs and meet consumer expectations. Merchants should consider adopting barcode labelling technology to improve their fulfillment strategy. Barcode labelling technology, at fulfillment centers, is essential in helping identify valuable order information, reducing errors, and improving inventory management. Easily track products from receipt to delivery. Label Printers for Efficient eCommerce FulfillmentBIXOLON’s range of label printers provides a solution for efficient ecommerce fulfillment. Save time producing concise inventory and shipping labels. For example, a merchant receives an order placed by the customer and staff assorts the ordered items in boxes using a digital assorting system (DAS) picking solution. BIXOLON’s XQ-840 Android tablet-mounted 4-inch desktop label printer enables staff to print an internal label and read the barcodes through the scanner connected to the printer. The items can then be checked to ensure they match the customer’s original order list on the web system. BIXOLON’s XT5-40 4-inch industrial label printer and the SLP-DL410 4-inch direct thermal label printer allows staff to produce final shipping labels for the correctly packaged orders. Discover BIXOLON’s cost effective Linerless label printers without sacrificing product quality. Linerless label printers, such as the XL5-40, are a cost efficient, flexible, and on demand labelling solution offering a range of adhesive strengths. Providing up to 40% more labels per roll, Linerless labels are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional media. The silicon backed liner helps create a zero-waste environment by removing the requirement of silicon backing paper – cutting storage and transportation expenses while reducing downtime for ecommerce fulfillment teams. For more information on BIXOLON’s labelling solutions to improve ecommerce fulfillment, please contact your local BIXOLON sales representative. * eMarketer, 2021 - https://www.oberlo.com/statistics/global-ecommerce-sales

    June 8, 2021

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    RFID Labelling Solutions for Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

    May 4, 2021

    Many countries are paying attention to improving the track-and-trace of drug prescription and labelling. The drive for RFID-based solutions by governments continue​s to emerge in the pharmaceutical and healthcare market​s. RFID technology is expected to play a significant role for identifying counterfeit drugs while improving patient safety. Improved traceability lowers operating costs by reducing the number of lost or stolen items. Recently, the challenge for medical authorities and governments is to follow mandatory storage guideline for COVID-19 vaccines once they reach the facility. Providers should deploy RFID tags with a sensor to ensure vaccines are kept at the required temperature to avoide any waste. Three key ways the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries can take advantage of RFID-enabled labelling solutions to better manage their operations are: Improve Patient Safety - To facilitate retrieval of patient’s medication and meal scheduling, prescribed medicines and the patient’s medical history. - Medical supplies that are ordered, sorted and tracked via RFID label ensure the correct most appropriate care. Inventory Control - Tracking the supply of medical equipment to avoid any shortage. - Monitoring imports and exports of pharmaceutical raw materials and finished product. - Monitoring the consistent temperature for refrigerated vaccines from manufacture through delivery to health care facilities. Quality Assurance - The right medication must be administered in correct dosage. RFID helps to ensure this through RFID labels that provide medical personnel with the information they need to make correct decisions. BIXOLON offers comprehensive RFID label printers to address the needs of the pharmaceutical industry as well as the challenges faced by the healthcare industry. Recently introduced XT5-40NR and XD5-40tR supports UHF RFID printing and encoding capabilities and built-in LCD enhances visibility and tracking performance. By closely spacing RFID inlay (minimum pitch of 0.6 inches / 16mm) it reduces media waste and decreases the media replacement cycle. ​BIXOLON's RFID printers provide fast and reliable performance when ​printing and ​encoding RFID tags in harsh environments like temperature-controlled supply chains. For more information on BIXOLON’s RFID labelling solutions, please contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    May 4, 2021

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    Recent Developments in Food Allergen Management Labelling

    April 6, 2021

    As food allergy management continues to be a global hot topic, government food standards agencies across the world are putting pressure on hospitality companies to update their labelling of their pre-packaged for direct sale (also known as PPDS) foods to protect consumers health when purchasing food products. The updated labelling requirements include documenting the product’s name, a full list of ingredients and highlighting allergens. These regulations are aimed at businesses who prepare prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods for direct sale to the consumer on their premises, this could be pre-prepared sandwiches, salads, confectionary and more. These types of foods are packaged before they are purchased by the consumer and are typically found in display units, behind counters or sold in mobile/temporary outlets. These simple information updates provide essential information to people who suffer food allergies or intolerances, helping them to make PPDS food choices at self-service points where there is often very little or no staff interaction. What labelling options are out there?These updated labelling requirements effect businesses of any size from small cafés or bistros to larger hospitality chains bringing in new technological printing requirements. Batch buying pre-printed labels or handwriting sticky labels can be very time and cost consuming. They are also problematic to update if recipes are revised to include new ingredients which by law will need to be updated on the packaging immediately.An alternative solution would be to look into self-label printing. There are many options on the market today, from traditional silicon linered pre-cut, re-stick labels to linerless labels which provides flexibility allowing variable label length depending on the content required.Why go linerless?Characterised as pressure-sensitive labelling with a special release coating applied on the face of the label, linerless labels provide up to 40% more labels per roll than traditional label media by simply removing the requirement of silicon backing paper. Available in a range of adhesive strengths from re-stick to permanent depending on the application requirement. Providing flexibility and a range of environmental benefits, BIXOLON delivers a portfolio of linerless labelling options from traditional desktop printers to compact mobile label printers. SRP-S300 SeriesDirect Thermal printer at 203dpi offering 40/58/62/83mm media widthsIdeal for high humidity kitchen environmentsWith a specialized back-feed function to minimize the top margin of the label by up to 20%Optional Taken Sensor™ that stops printing until the current label has been removed from the printerConnects to various USB peripherals, web & cloud based printing XL5-40World’s first exclusively dedicated permanent linerless desktop label printerProducing fast printing speed up to 6 ips (152mm/sec) of media up to 114mmOptional Taken Sensor™ that stops printing until the current label has been removed from the printerEquipped with Twin function™ and free advanced-level label editing software BIXOLON Mobile Labelling RangeDirect Thermal, lightweight mobile printers offering 58/80/112mm media widthsCompatible with all major operating systems including iOS®, Android® and Windows®Supporting long battery lives with a range of application accessories To find out more about BIXOLON’s linerless labelling range and why it is the printer of choice for many UK and European Hospitality companies, visit www.BIXOLON.com or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 6, 2021

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    Correct Labelling – the Backbone to Effeciency Within the Global Postal Industry

    March 9, 2021

    The value of the global post industry topped an estimated $409.8BN in 2018*. With global parcel volumes reaching 87 billion that same year, the increase in demand is on track to reach an estimated 200 billion parcels sent globally a year by 2025**. As the backbone of the world’s ecomony, the postal industry delivers vital packages from food and water to medical supplies and personal goods. With the Covid global pandemic, the postal industry has been leaned on further due to the shift in consumer trends towards home delivery. Technology has ensured the safe and fast parcel delivery, but packages require shipping information support for their successful delivery.But what is the key factor that ensures the efficient shipment of a product or asset? Documenting key information on labelling a parcel or pallet when shipping is crucial for its successful delivery. Typically labels contains the name and address of both the sender and the recipient, the type of shipping service chosen, the content description, a tracking number and barcode/QR code that ensures the correct handling of the shipment by the logistics company. The barcode/QR code on the label is scanned at various hub points throughout its to track the parcel’s progress. High quality, consistent printing of labels is essential for the smooth running of this process, so scanners can read the barcode/QR codes and delivery details can be easily identified. With many high quality label printing solutions on the market today consideration needs to be taken into the application for which the printer will be used and the label media required. Traditionally label media comes as fixed label lengths which limits the amount of content which can be added per label often resulting in multiple labels to display information. It is also limited by the number of labels per roll due to the silicon backing paper. However, in recent years there has been a surge in popularity for linerless label printing. A cost effective, flexible labelling solution available offers a range of adhesive strengths depending on the required application. They provide up to 40% more labels per roll at variable lengths than traditional media by removing the requirement of silicon backing paper. BIXOLON offers a range of specialised traditional label and linerless printers to suit many requirements and budgets. Key postal options include: BIXOLON’s Key Product HighlightsDesktop Label PrintersXD5-40 Series - Mid-level Direct Thermal Desktop Barcode and Label PrinterProviding robust, reliable performance with Direct Thermal(XD5-40d) and Thermal Transfer(XD5-40t) label printingProducing impressive print speeds and resolution for multiple media handling for labels of variable widthsField installable features including peeler, auto cutter and external paper supply allow easy upgrades to improve efficiency SLP-DL410 Series – Ultra-compact, economic 4-inch fan-fold desktop label solution Designed for a wide range of media types such as external fan-fold or large labelling with a compact external holder designExternal media holder, peeler and auto cutter optionsThe World’s first – desktop label printer with built-in Bluetooth and MFi iAP2 certification XL5-40 – The world’s first exclusive permenent adhesive linerless label solutionLinerless labels provide up to 40% more label length on a roll compared to traditional liner mediaEnables high volume, fast labelling at variable lengths with less roll changes Taken Sensor™ a peel off sensor which allows a queuing system for labels so the next label will only be printed once the current label has been removed reducing labelling mistakes XQ-840 – Android Tablet based 4-inch desktop printing solutionEmbedded printer with a 8-inch tablet with Built-in 5 mega pixel camera to quickly scan QR and barcodesStand alone solution to directly customise labelsFast direct thermal label printer with multiple media handling for labels of variable widths Mobile Printers XM7-40 – Premium, ergonomic 4-inch mobile label solutionLabel printing on a range of linered and linerless and receipt mediasSmart battery providing visibility over status and life cyclePowerful printing performance of speeds up to 5ips at 203dpi print resolution SuppliesB-linerless™ – Linerless label media from BIXOLONB-linerless™ Permanent – featuring a permanent adhesive across the whole media which is similar to traditional liner labelsB-linerless™ Re-stick – supporting removable and repositionable adhesive across the media while eliminating any adhesive residue left when removed B-Post Label™ – 3-inch wide label media featuring an adhesive-free black mark on its reverseIdeal for printing postal labels of various lengthsReduces the amount of printing hardware required to print various labels on different types of mediaMaintains the high performance of the printer by cutting on a non-glued position of a label for continuous length For more information on BIXOLON’s postal labelling solutions, visit www.BIXOLON.com or contact the team. *cited in the Global Post Report 2019 by the International Post Corporation** cited in the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index

    March 9, 2021

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    Streamlining Retail Price Management Printing

    February 9, 2021

    Whether it’s a small Convenience Store or a nationwide Retail Chain, maintaining pricing compliance across your entire product stock is a challenge by making sure the tags on sometimes thousands of items replicates its ideal pricing direction. Depending on the types of goods on sale, whether it be long life items or perishable goods, Retailers feel under pressure to execute online style timed price adjustments to remain competitive and maintain customer satisfaction. The physical act of adjusting a price tag or shelf edge labelling can be an arduous task, depending on the type of technology used it can also cost retailers in time and man hours. Traditionally price tags and shelf edge labels are printed in large quantities to produce a stack in the back office where products are either tagged in store rooms, warehouses or brought out to update on the shop floor. However printing stacks of price tags and shelf labels often comes with a number of issues. Printing in high volumes a number of different price information can often prove to be time consuming in the printing and then identifying the relevant tag to update a product. Waste is also an issue if a product pricing has been produced at high volume in error. As pricing printing updates are typically done through a back-of-office ERP system, staff can often be missing from the shop floor or additional staff are required to make the relevant pricing adjustments. To alleviate these issues many retailers are now turning to mobile printing solutions which can be integrated into their current ERP systems. Pairing a mobile printer with a handheld terminal, retail staff now have access to a range of product information available while on-the-go. Product price tags and shelf edge labelling can be updated in seconds while still remaining present on the shop floor. By using portable handheld devices to print high quality barcode and pricing information as required, it improves employee efficiency while providing important product information and the ability to printer a product label in the palm of their hand. Mobile Printing Solutions from BIXOLONBIXOLON provides a comprehensive range of highly connective mobility printers which are ideal for any retail environment. Supporting Serial and optional Bluetooth or WLAN connectivity, with compatibility with market leading platforms and programming languages. It’s ergonomic range of rugged, lightweight solutions with IP54 rating deliver 300dpi high quality text, barcode and logo printing on a variety of media including linered and linerless labels, receipt and ticket stock. Featured ProductsSPP-L3000 3-inch (80mm) Highly Reliable, Rugged Mobile Printer • Highly connective printing solution compatible with all major operating systems and programming languages. • Offering a mono LCD display and a long life battery to allow consistent printing throughout retail opening hours. • Accompanied by a range of optional charging and carrying accessories for on-the-go applications. • Embedded Peeler and Paper Guide for easy and effective linered and linerless label printing. • Supporting direct printing from SAP® Smart Forms, plus BIXOLON Profile Manager XPM™ and XCM™. XM7-20 2-inch (58mm) Premium, Compact, Rugged Mobile Printer • Offering exceptional mobility with a colour LCD display, plus a smart battery providing visibility over status and life cycle. • Highly connective printing solution compatible with all major operating systems and programming languages. • Embedded Peeler and Paper Guide for easy and effective linered and linerless label printing. • Offering direct printing from SAP® Smart Forms and BIXOLON Profile Manager XPM™ and XCM™. To find out more about BIXOLON complete range of price management printing solutions visit www.BIXOLON.com or contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    February 9, 2021

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    Track and Trace of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

    January 20, 2021

    There has been exponential growth in the demand of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) or consumer packaged goods (CPG) which are often inelastic products which often touch every part of consumer life; including durable essential household items, perishable and packaged foods, beverages, toiletries, cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs and more. These types of products are typically characterised as frequent purchase goods, offered at low prices, with a short shelf life and have rapid consumption. They are classically sold at high volume and are delivered through an extensive and often complex distribution network. The logistics supply chain is crucial in the success of FMCG distribution. Transportation of FMCG products are in high demand where the timed delivery of often perishable goods to customers is crucial. Managing and maintaining complex schedules and delivery routes can often be challenging as the distribution network for high paced products is so widespread, which means tracking products between the merchant and the recipient is often very difficult. So the requirement for a Proof of Delivery note has become an essential piece of certification to prove the shipment has reached its final destination. What is the importance of Proof of Delivery?The Proof of Delivery (POD) function acts as a receipt to prove that a delivery has been completed. The POD provides accountability that the products have left the merchant’s premises and has reached its recipient. Typically finalised by a signature on the receipt, a POD normally includes important information such as the recipient’s name, time and date of delivery, address, contents of delivery and other related information.Originally produced as a 2 copy hand written document to be signed and kept by the recipient and the merchant, ways to speed up the accuracy and tacking of this service has evolved. Technology has been introduced where drivers now typically use handheld PDA devices connected to either a portable printer to provide a printed form of receipt once signed onscreen by the recipient or producing an electronic receipt which can be sent directly to the customer upon signature signoff. Printed receipts provide improved accuracy, immediate confirmation of the transaction and can be tailored depending on the recipient’s requirements. Premium Mobility Printing From BIXOLONBIXOLON’s range of mobile printing solutions offer receipt, ticket and label printing capabilities which can be adapted to the user’s requirements. The NEW XM7-40 4-inch (112mm) Premium Mobile Label Printer is a rugged mobility solution which can be adapted to any environment. Supporting a TFT colour display, easy-to-open peeler, smart battery with outstanding capacity and support functions. Universal USB Type-C Power delivery charging, plus a drop protection of up to 2.1 meters and IP54-rating. The printer supports industry leading command languages, such as SLCS, BPL-Z™, BPL-C™ and BXL/POS to allow for seamless integration with customers’ existing systems. Supplied with USB 2.0 and Serial interfaces as standard, with additional Bluetooth V5.0 Classic (MFI Certified), WLAN wireless options. The printer can simultaneously connect with both Bluetooth and WLAN to ensure seamless operations without interruption. Plus easy Bluetooth pairing via NFC for the smooth compatibility with major operating systems including Android® and iOS®. BIXOLON is a global manufacturer of logistics industrial, desktop and mobile printing devices. Its printing devices offer liner-label, linerless labelling, ticket and receipt printing for some of the world’s largest logistics providers. To discuss your Proof of Delivery and Logistics printing needs, get in touch with the BIXOLON team today.

    January 20, 2021

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    Linerless Labelling Solutions for E-commerce Logistics

    December 8, 2020

    In today’s current economic climate, consumers are now turning to e-commerce not only due to convenience, but a way to access goods and services during the current pandemic situation. With heavy investment from businesses worldwide, the e-commerce business model is gaining momentum as a trading alternative within these uncertain times. E-commerce has created a logistics boom and the volumes of shipping labels which are now required are increasing rapidly. However with the uptake of labelling, there is a demand for the printing industry technology to evolve. Backing liner from traditional labels is often complicated and costly to dispose of. Some countries are already trying to tackle this issue by adding a tax on label backing liners as a packaging material. As an environmentally-friendly labelling alternative, businesses of all sizes are now turning to Linerless labelling, a labelling solution without backing liners. By significantly reducing paper thickness by removing the liner has added up to 40% more paper length per roll, which saves on costs and the environment. It improves work efficiency and reduces downtime required to load new paper rolls. Also removing unwanted liners which can sometimes end up on the ground. Linerless labelling is not a new solution, however the demand has grown in the numerous markets.With all technology, it doesn’t come without its challenges. There is often difficulty in ensuring reliability of the Auto Cutter and the handling of linerless media which can be overpriced and sometimes inconsistent in quality. Linerless labelling is a tricky material to handle as it may cause unexpected issues due to its high adhesiveness and absence of a liner. The key to being successful within this business is to procure the right media from the right channels. BIXOLON provides a range of linerless paper supplies called B-linerless™, supporting a wide range of media which will guarantee the reliable performance at a reasonable price. BIXOLON also offers a range of specialised printers, including the XL5-40, that guarantee industry’s No.1 reliability of the Auto Cutter. The XL5-40 delivers anti-jamming, anti-curling, long-lasting two platen rollers, special paper path and top down guillotine cutting system with high reliability. Another special function comes with BIXOLON’s peel off sensor, Taken Sensor™, next label will only be printed once the current label has been removed. For more information on BIXOLON’s XL5-40 Linerless labelling solution and B-Linerless™ media, please contact your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    December 8, 2020

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    The Challenge: Reliable and Transparent e-Voting Solutions

    November 6, 2020

    A growing number of organizations in some democratic countries have introduced electronic voting systems with the aim of improving various aspects of the conventional voting process. E-Voting ensures faster vote count and tabulation alongside extremely accurate results, while reducing the chance for human error. Furthermore, it requires only the amount of ballot paper to be consumed for those who actually attend voting so the costs could be saved. On the other hand, security issues have always been conjunct with the e-Voting due to the lurking threats of fraud. The concerns over paperless elections have particularly intensified since it was revealed that the US voter registration database and public election sites had been targeted by hackers. Experts have laid great emphasis on a traceable e-Voting system combined with physically printed vote records that enables stringent audits. In which case, the voting machine prints a paper trail with protected voter’s identity after a voter selects a candidate by digital means. The collected paper trails remain as physical evidence to prove that electronic vote is correctly counted without manipulation. BIXOLON’s SRP-Q300 Series, 3-inch cube type receipt printers are suitable to be integrated into this type of voting machine due to its compact size and simple design. Fast printing speed up to 220 mm/sec shortens the voters’ queuing time and the high print resolution ensures the accuracy of the ballot count. The reliable Thermal Print Head makes for the perfect solution to handle large volumes of ballot printing all day long, and the Auto Cutter reduces chance to reprint crumpled ballots causing delays. The SRP-Q300 Series delivers Direct Thermal printing operation without the need to replace toner or ink cartridges to print ballots and, they can be easily connected to the host system through a variety of interfaces including USB, Serial, Dual-band WLAN (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and Bluetooth 5.0 (MFi certified). In some places where power supply is not stable, smaller stand-alone voting machines are used for e-Voting. The SRP-Q300B with a built-in battery ensures longer than 18 hours of standalone operations which is ideal for integration in this application. Paired with mobile devices, BIXOLON’s printing solutions could also offer support to the electronic pollbook to streamline the voter check-in process. The SRP-Q300B and SPP-R200ll (2-inch), SPP-R310 (3-inch) mobile receipt printers have widely been deployed for this use in North America. The e-pollbook is a portable all-in-one connected case combining a laptop or tablet, printer, and normal data capture devices such as a card reader or signature pad. It simplifies the voter check-in experience, as well as supports *Same Day Registration by offering a fast and smooth process for elections with a high turnout eliminating the need to scroll through hundreds of names in the traditional paper pollbook to mark voters’ signature near their name. The name is simply searched and eligibility is verified through the e-pollbook system, a ballot with appropriate style is automatically matched and printed from the printer on demand. This solution speeds up the whole process and saves voters’ waiting time while eliminating risks of marking a signature on the wrong line of name. BIXOLON provides an impressive line-up of Receipt, Mobile and Label printers with a wealth of customer support, which could improve security, reliability and efficiency of e-Voting. To learn more about the solutions, please visit www.BIXOLON.com or speak to your local representative. *Same Day Registration (SDR) have been enacted in a total of 21 states plus the District of Columbia in U.S. as of 2020 to allow any qualified resident of the state to register to vote and cast a ballot all in that day. Cited from: https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/same-day-registration.aspx

    November 6, 2020

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    Changing Times: The Advancements of Online Food and Beverage Ordering in a Covid Era

    October 5, 2020

    By the end of 2019, the food and beverage industry was valued at $5943.8 billion worldwide* however, due to the 2020 worldwide Covid-19 pandemic the industry has become one of the most hard-hit sectors. Plummeting sales due to forced closures followed by lack of customer confidence to return to their establishments since lockdown easing has forced restaurants, cafes, pubs and any business that serves in-house food and drink to evaluate their services and adapt to the demand for contactless ordering and home delivery. Technology has played a key role in the turnaround of hospitality operations with existing hardware and software being adapted for the integration of these new functions. Alternatively, new technologies are evolving to meet the growing change in customer requirements. Hospitality POS Systems of YesteryearConventionally, hospitality establishments used a centralised ordering system between the front of house and the kitchen to feed service orders to the kitchen typically connecting tablet devices, hand-held terminals or a stand-alone POS terminal to the kitchen via wired or cloud network. However, as businesses are now offering customers new mediums to order including third party delivery platforms. Businesses are looking at either costly updates to their current setups or face introducing additional ordering systems which can result in further screens and printers in a kitchen. As kitchen traffic increases from the front of house and external sources, it is more vital than ever for businesses to make sure prepared food is labelled and documented. From originally hand written notes or printed receipts, sticky labelling has provided the means for businesses to improve their service precision but still comes with its own limitations. Traditional label media comes in fixed label lengths, limiting the amount of content which can be added per label, often resulting in multiple labels to display information. Users are also limited by the number of labels per roll due to the silicon backing paper it is attached to. There has been great leaps within the labelling industry, with a real growth in popularity of linerless label printing, a cost-effective and flexible temporary or permanent sticky adhesive labelling solution. What is Linerless Labelling?Characterised as pressure-sensitive labelling, with a special release coating applied on the face of the label without the need for a silicon liner, linerless labels are available in a range of adhesive strengths depending on the required application. Linerless labels also provide up to 40% more labels per roll than traditional label media by removing the requirement of silicon backing paper. This enables linerless printing of variable label lengths, which is ideal for the precise documentation of customer contact details and order information, to then be placed onto the product packaging for delivery. Linerless Label Printing Solutions from BIXOLON:SRP-S300 – Receipt and linerless label desktop printing solutionAllows concise, accurate linerless printing over five different print widths for both re-stick and permanent linerless label mediaTaken Sensor™ a peel off sensor which allows a queuing system for labels so the next label will only be printed once the current label has been removed reducing labelling mistakesThe printer of choice for hospitality brands globally XL5-40 – The world’s first exclusive permenent adhesive linerless label solutionLinerless labels provide up to 40% more label length on a roll compared to traditional liner mediaEnables high volume, fast labelling at variable lengths with less roll changes Taken Sensor™ a peel off sensor which allows a queuing system for labels so the next label will only be printed once the current label has been removed reducing labelling mistakes B-linerless™ – Linerless label media from BIXOLONB-linerless™ Permanent – featuring a permanent adhesive across the whole media which is similar to traditional liner labelsB-linerless™ Re-stick – supporting removable and repositionable adhesive across the media while eliminating any adhesive residue left when removed. To find out more about the BIXOLON’s range of linerless labelling solutions, visit www.BIXOLON.com or speak to your local BIXOLON representative. *cited Business Wire release from ResearchandMarkets.com

    October 5, 2020

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    Flawless Mobile Specimen Collection at Drive-through COVID-19 Test Centres

    September 21, 2020

    As of September 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread despite months of persistent effort, involving 184 countries with more than 29.7million confirmed cases. While people around the world have been finding it hard to adapt to the New Normal, large-scale testing for the virus is considered to be of critical importance to identify cases as early as possible and conduct prompt contact tracing. In order to maximise testing capacity, a number of healthcare organizations have seen the advantages of drive-through testing such as the prevention of cross-infection between patients in a waiting space, the speed of administering tests and reduced staffing requirements. The steps in specimen collection at the drive-through test centres consist of registration, examination, specimen collection, and instructions. The samples collected at the site are identified with handwritten or printed labels including patients’ information and the time of collection for accurate testing at a clinical lab. Some countries where pre-registration is available, labels for specimens are prepared in advance to reduce the distance staff need to walk back and forth. Whereas in countries visitors will be seen without a pre-registration, where time is required to access identification and printing sample labels from a stationary kiosk. Labelling specimens far away from the point of collection would also increase the risk for errors. Equipping front-line workers with rugged mobile printing solutions enables the smooth running of the test site. Clinical staff scan a patient's ID using a mobile computer at a distance, and sends the data to the national hospital system to create an account. A specimen label can be instantly printed using the data and a mobile label printer. BIXOLON’s mobile printers are optimised for this application to enable optimum DT centres to functionality. Staff can save time reducing idle walking time between the car and the station to print a label, enabling workflow to be streamlined and the testing process is expedited. This will facilitate more tests for symptomatic patients and significantly elevate capacity of each centre per day. Labels instantly printed by the car can also help prevent mis-identification. Featuring the SPP-L3000 a premium mobile label printer,Fully rugged form factor enduring multiple drops from 2.1 m / 7 ftIP54 rate sealed to withstand water, dust and extreme weather conditions Perfect compatibility with major operating systems including Android™, iOS™ and Windows®Fast data processing and print speed of up to 5 ips (127 mm/sec)Longest battery runtimes with 2600 mAh capacity Reliable wireless capability simultaneously connecting both Bluetooth and WLANEasy to use with LCD and ergonomic design Put BIXOLON’s industry leading mobile technology in the hands of front-line workers to increase productivity and create a safer working environment in DT centres. If you have any questions about the SPP-L3000, please speak to your local Sales Representative, so they can guide you through details or visit www.Bixolon.com.

    September 21, 2020

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    BIXOLON's Linerless Labelling Solutions for Healthcare

    August 12, 2020

    Hospitals are generally categorised as fast-paced environments requiring efficiency and speed to provide optimum patient care and maintain staff satisfaction. Staff are often demanded to carry out complex tasks working with sensitive information which requires precise reporting to reduce errors. Traditionally this type of information was hand written, however to improve the speed and accuracy there has been a rapid adoption of barcode labelling as a way to store, report and track important information within the Healthcare industry. Today, medical labelling is used for a variety of applications from documenting patient medical histories, diagnosis and treatment; to providing vital prescription information or documenting medical samples. Labels have become an important communicator for both medical facilities and pharmacies where accurate labelling of items can guarantee the right care is provided to the patient. However as the demand for medical assistance continues to rise, many institutions are looking for more cost and time-efficient labelling solutions. BIXOLON offers a linerless labelling solution which meets the market’s demand. Linerless media is a pressure-sensitive label with a special release coating applied on the face of the label without silicon liner. Linerless labelling solutions help to enhance time efficiency while reduce unnecessary slippery silicon-backed liner waste and even save operational costs. Linerless labelling offers the following benefits; ㆍ Time efficiencyㆍ Eco-Friendly ㆍ Safe working environment ㆍ More labels per roll ㆍ Cuts operational cost Since BIXOLON introduced its exclusive linerless label printer, the XL5-40 and B-linerless™ media to the Healthcare market, the printer has provided the industry with numerous efficiency and productivity printing benefits due to its initiative design and value added features. The linerless solution offers anti-jamming, anti-curling, long-lasting two-platen rollers, special paper path, and top down guillotine cutting system to provide high reliability and reduced maintenance. Alongside its Taken Sensor™, a peel off sensor, which allows a queuing system for labels so the next label will only be printed once the current label has been removed reducing labelling mistakes. The XL5-40 is also capable of printing up to 40% more labels compared to legacy label media. Supporting variable length label printing from a single printer, reducing printer expenses and media purchase, storage and transportation while offering greater flexibility for label design and content. For more information on BIXOLON’s XL5-40 linerless labelling solution and B-linerless™ media, please talk to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    August 12, 2020

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    XL5-40 Exclusive Linerless Label Printer, A Game Changer for Cost and Environmental Solutions

    June 24, 2020

    Productivity improvements, environmental regulation and TCO reduction are key points of all businesses. Manufacturing and T&L are more focused on improving operations like inventory management, shipping labelling, order releasing and packing. Linerless labelling solutions are a simple way to enhance the work process and reduce costs. Linerless media is a pressure-sensitive label with a special release coating applied on the face of the label without silicon liner. The absence of a silicon liner saves on the cost of extra labour, storage, transportation costs while reducing industrial waste and carbon emission. The Linerless media offers significant cost and environmental benefits compared to traditional gap media: The Lower Total Cost of Ownership More labels per roll: Liners take up physical space on label rolls; without silicon backing, Linerless media have approx. 40% more length in a roll. BIXOLON’s supply, B-linerless™ supports similar or more competitive price in comparison to general gap media.Greater productivity: By adopting linerless labelling solutions, there is no need to peel-and stick and dispose of silicon liner. Alongside, linerless media is capable to print multiple length labels on a roll plus requires less roll change frequency. This will help cutting downtime and increasing productivity and efficiency.Cutting storage and transportation expenses: Linerless media has no silicon backing liner allowing you to fit twice as many labels on a roll of the same weight and size; therefore, it will increase profit rate by decreasing transportation and storage costs. Greener & Safer Eco-friendly: Less waste disposal leads to less carbon footprint. Due to the release liner waste cannot be recycled or incinerated. Nearly 370,000 tons of silicon wastes were landfilled in the U.S. per year. Using linerless media will be beneficial to reduce disposal costs while saving energy costs. Improved safety: Slippery wastes on the floor can cause a safety hazard of manufacturing and warehousing operations. Removing the slippery release liners from the workplace can reduce potential slip-and-fall accidents. As noted, linerless media has outstanding benefits. Then the next consideration would be choosing the right linerless label printer that performs top-quality labelling. Recently introduced XL5-40 is the world’s first exclusive linerless desktop label printer which has unmatched features differently from an existing desktop label printer supporting linerless labelling functions as an option. Extreme Reliability Uniquely designed for Anti-jamming and Anti-curling features with long-lasting two-platen rollers and special paper pathThe only XL5-40 supporting top-down guillotine system that cuts the coated face of the paperPeel-off sensor, Taken Sensor™ will not continue to print until the current label is removedReliability at its finest in any harsh environment with BIXOLON supply, B-linerless™ and compatible with many certified linerless media by BIXOLON Flexibility Available print various length labels on a roll (min 30 ~ max 1,000 mm)Built-in Auto-cutter and peeler-off sensor, Taken sensor™Two sizes of media supporter for short and long media choice are included, preventing the cue media falling to the desk, counter space or floor. Functional Operations Fast linerless printing speed up to 6 ips (152 mm/sec)Comprehensive wired and wireless connectivity options Simple setup with an optional mono LCDSupporting XPM™ and XCM™, web-based printer management software and connection app If you have any questions about linerless labelling solutions, please talk to your local BIXOLON Sales Representative, so they can guide you to the right linerless labelling solution.

    June 24, 2020

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    Food Safety Labelling Solution with the XQ-840 Tablet Embedded Desktop Printer

    May 14, 2020

    There is a growing customer demand for a more efficient way to manage food safety labelling. Business owners are minimizing the amount of product that goes out of date and maximizing the use of their product. Product labelling should offer clear advice, but food safety labelling can add additional guidance that increases safety, improves procedures and a reduced impact on unnecessary waste therefore increasing profits and margins. Obstacles that business owners face are the ever change in regulations to food safety. The FDA will be rolling out and enforcing a new nutritional label standard, so consumers can expect to see up-to-date information on most products, and we will likely see many labeling issues come out with the revamping of labels. Companies will be looking for best industry practices for shelf-life labeling as it pertains to both quality and safety with clear “best if used by” and “best by” date labeling. The goal of food labelling is to provide consumers with infor¬mation that is factual and relevant about the products they consume. The food label allows consumers to compare one product to another, gives instructions for safe handling and storage, lists ingredients. Labels must be made of materials that do not contaminate the food. If there is likelihood that the paper, ink or adhesive of a label will touch the product or penetrate the packaging, these materials must be safe for food use. Thanks to the XQ-840 specialty label printer customers can now create food labels for all of their products and inventory to minimize waste and maximize the life of food products. This all-in-one type unique label printer embedded with an 8-inch Android Tablet will make the food labelling process simple and maximize uptime. The printer eliminates the need to pair a tablet or PC with a printer since it reliably communicates with an embedded tablet via USB connectivity inside of the same body. Due to its compact design, it will also save space in the workplace. Users can easily integrate their own professional application to the printer by using a suite of development tools supported by BIXOLON. The XQ-840 comes with Comprehensive software including Food Safety Label, Label Artist™ Mobile for Android™, BIXOLON Utility and BIXOLON Downloader. Since it supports 2 USB Host Ports + Ethernet + WLAN + Bluetooth interface, users can build an extended solution while using keyboard, mouse, Barcode scanner, etc. To find out more, visit Bixolon.com or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    May 14, 2020

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    Order Labelling Solution with SRP-S300 Linerless Label Printer

    April 8, 2020

    There is a growing customer demand for more sustainable practices within various market sectors, business owners are minimizing the impact on the environment with greener solution with liner-free printing. There is an increase in the personalisation of goods and services, so sales and process order labelling are being used to fulfil some or all of these custom and eco printing requirements. Product labelling should offer clear advice, but order labelling can add additional guidance that increases safety, improves procedures and leads to swifter transaction times. Thanks to the SRP-S300, low volume process and sales order labelling across multiple verticals including food and non-food retail can be easily integrated into these solutions. Equipped with a peel-off sensor, Taken Sensor™, the printer will automatically sense the issuance of a printed label and will not continue until this has been removed by the user themselves. This ensures that jamming is prevented and it allows for the pace of the application to be dictated by the user themselves.With its support of linerless (liner-free) media certain recycling and environmental considerations are met. Another great addition is that BIXOLON can also supply its own B-linerless™ or the suggested media list certified by BIXOLON, plus additional costs of ownership are further reduced with the printer’s special back-feeding and paper saving modes. For example, a major Coffee brand has implemented the SRP-S300, with that they have been able to reduce order times & reduce the risk of failure when taking an order hence a higher customer satisfactory rate. With the use of the SRP-S300, said major coffee brand has also been able to drastically reduce their carbon footprint while also reducing the cost of ownership. Backed by its class-leading connectivity choices; powered, wired and wireless, and range of service options and linerless media selection, the Bixolon SRP-S300 and its quality printing is the first choice for those who know order labelling. To find out more, visit Bixolon.com or speak to your local BIXOLON sales representative.

    April 8, 2020

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